Allegations that the Chilume organization has made the electoral roll illegal have now taken a serious form. The Congress has accused the BJP of using the agency to steal the private information of voters in the name of voter awareness.
An FIR has already been registered against the Chilume organization and four people have been arrested on Friday. The Election Commission has also instructed to conduct an investigation. But Leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah has alleged that CM Basavaraja Bommai is trying to protect the victims of the vote list scam.
Siddaramaiah alleged that “Brhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palika (BBMP) should have come to know about the illegality when they said that they will revise the voter list for free. But it did not, which means that BBMP is also involved in this,” Siddaramaiah alleged.
What is the background of Chilume Institute? What is their financial capacity? How many people are employed? Siddaramaiah also demanded that there should be an investigation.
Allegation of name deletion in voter list
After Chilume organization’s illegality came to light, allegations of illegal deletion of voters’ names were heard in some assembly constituencies. In Rajarajeshwari Nagar assembly constituency, the name of the Congress ward president has been deleted from the voter list. RR said that the names of those who died in 2016 are still kept in the list. Kusuma Hanumantarayappa, leader of the city’s Nagar Congress, expressed outrage.